A community co-operative is celebrating ten years of business and is thrilled to receieve a lottery grant to help continue their work.

Go Local Food is a community-run co-operative, based in an Ovington Nursery, Prudhoe  that grows a wide range of vegetables all year round.

The business has ran for 10 years and has now received a grant from a Lottery Funder, Awards for All, which will help towards continuing and developing a regular series of horticultural and craft workshops.

Christine Morrison, a member of the group said: "Our output of seasonal veg has gradually increased over the years. 

"Now we are growing on 4.5 acres, across 2 sites in Matfen & Ovington each year, GO Local Food is producing around 10 tonnes and 50 varieties of vegetables from chives to chillies, and pumpkins to lettuces.

"We have links with other local producers offering, meat, jams, chutneys, cheese, chocolate, honey, eggs and bread along with organic tinned goods and refills of household products helps members reduce their environmental impact. 

"We must be doing something right as we have a lot of members.

"We are looking forward to creating a programme for new and experienced growers, community groups and individuals from local communities wanting to ‘have a go’ at something new or finding out more about their local environment.

"GO Local Food is keen to share information with allotment holders, community groups, local growers and residents of the Tyne Valley, you can keep up to date by signing up for our newsletter on our website."